AGENDA17 Conference Recognizes Top 50 Organizations that are Excelling in Digital Transformation

By: IDG Enterprise14th Dec 2016

Digital Edge 50 Award recognizes organizations that have made great strides toward building a digital business Framingham, Mass.—December 14, 2016—The AGENDA17 conference, produced by IDG Enterprise—the leading enterprise technology media company composed of CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World—is excited to reveal the 2017 Digital Edge 50 award winners. The award recognizes 50 organizations for digital transformation initiatives with significant, measurable business impact. The 50 winners will be honored onsite at the AGENDA17 conference, March 20-22, 2017, at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

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Five startups get Rs 10L each seed funding from IIIT-H

By: ETRise30th Jan 2017

HYDERABAD: Five early stage startups were selected for Rs 10 lakh each of seed fund and a 6-month accelerator program (Avishkar) by the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad’s (IIIT-H) incubator, announced IIIT-H Foundation. Apart from the grant and mentorship, the startups will also get access to the research labs and receive various customer development and mentoring support from IIITH Foundation's partners and ecosystem associates. The program has an investment partnership with 50K Ventures and business coaching from CoCreation Consulting. Prof. Vasudeva Varma, dean, research and development (R&D), IIIT-Hyderabad and chief executive officer (CEO) of IIITH Foundation, said, “The startup ecosystem in India is currently very vibrant. However, most of these ventures cannot survive and are successful unless they have huge differentiation in terms of technology.

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Cough into your phone, and this app will tell you if you have TB

By: The News Minute27th Mar 2017

Tuberculosis (TB) is India’s most severe health crisis. According to the National Strategic Plan for Tuberculosis Elimination 2017–2025 report, TB kills approximately 480,000 Indians every year. That is a whopping 1,400 every single day. Not just in India, Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that over 95% of TB deaths happen in low and middle income countries. India leads the count here. This strongly points to the fact that poverty and lack of access to healthcare are the leading causes of TB deaths. Various drugs have been tested and rolled out. But again, the problem remains access. According to infectious disease specialist Judy Stone’s report in Forbes, Janssen - a division of Johnson and Johnson - rolled out a drug called bedaqualine in 2012. However, the drug has only reached 1,000 people. Affordability of these drugs is a whole issue in itself.

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Docturnal wins Golden Ticket to GES

By: Start-up Nexus18th Nov 2017

The Nexus-supported startup Docturnal won the Golden Ticket to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) at the Nexus-FICCI co-partnered Road to GES event “Celebrating and Empowering Women in Entrepreneurship” on November 14th. The Golden Ticket will give Docturnal direct entry to the main GES event on November 28-30 in Hyderabad.Arpita Singh, co-founder of Docturnal, presented their pitch in front of the expert jury to win the Golden Ticket. Docturnal is a healthcare startup which provides non-invasive screening and diagnostics tools for various ailments and offers real time results leveraging AI/ML. Their flagship product is TimBre, which is used for easy and proactive screening of tuberculosis by processing the cough sample of suspects.Docturnal participated in the pitching session with five other startups including Leaf Innovations, Ekam Eco Solutions, and three other Nexus supported startups Clensta,

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